Premium Photo Competition 2014 2 : Results

  • Judges Comment
  • This is a really well-composed image that is at one time very happening and buzzing, yet very organized and orderly. It balances on the edge of what you would think exist and triggers your imagination. You keep looking at details and find new things in the photograph every time you look. This is the winner in this competition!
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • The atmosphere in this photo is quite special, and the colors and location are as well. As if they were all made of marble stone or painted white for the occasion. It's a dreamy picture, composed to tell the full story without telling it all. Good work!
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This photograph has simply beautiful colors and a composition that leaves you something more to discover next time you look at it again. Sometimes one can forget to use the colors in color photography to actually make the aesthetics, and this photo is one that shows a way to use colors to create an atmosphere and story.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you for this Mark Of Exellence :), Heriadi Joewono, Pune, India, Leica M9, Summicrom M 35mm ASPH, LR 4
  • heriadijoewono.foliosites.co.uk
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Well done color photography in macro, which in itself is a difficult task to get right. In this photograph it all aligns with beautiful bokeh (the way the out of focus looks) and effective composition on top.
  • Photographers Comment
  • This is my favorite butterfly , the Julia, who has stolen my heart with so much personalty. She was shot with a Nikon 3200 and a Nikkor Micro 40 mm lens. (no post processing) Every year I pick a different creature to support environmental salvation for our earths friends. This years choice was pollinates, such as bees, butterflies, and other flying insects that are very important to protect for our worlds food supply. Without them we would not "bee" able to feed the world. Thank you , I shot it This entry was very important! Wildlife-Disney photographer Elizabeth Yureklier DiRosa
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Good composition to tell a story of movement and a city waking up. An extra bonus detail is that the boat and the birds are all going the same way. And beautiful colors, too.
  • Photographers Comment
  • "Passage" was taken in San Francisco on a Nikon D7100 using a AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED lens at f/20, 52mm for a 1/30 exposure. About 5 minutes before sunset, the birds, fog, and boat finally aligned into a pleasing composition as I dodged the bikers and walkers. Post-processing in Photoshop for white balance, color and contrast correction, slight sharpening, and noise reduction. PTLens was used for lens correction. -Frank Welte
  • www.weltephoto.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Creme de la creme color photography with a quite interesting atmosphere and feel to it. A very unique photo in many ways.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Very honored to be included on the same page as these amazing photos! This photo was taken at a teahouse in northern Bihar, India. I'm a corporate documentary filmmaker (read corporate propagandist) but my M9 and 50 lux is the kit I use when the image is just for me. Thank you! --Guy Tucker, Seattle USA
  • handcuffedcreative.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The pier fishermen from a different angle than most of us are able to capture; from outside the pier. This gives the overview and a very good storytelling composition, with the moon as the extra story about dedicated and hopeful fishermen waiting for the fish to bite.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you!! I am a keen amateur photographer living in Santa Monica. This photo was taken from Surfrider Beach in Malibu, which has a great view of the Pier. I was there for the moon rise but the fishermen stole the show. For a brief moment, the fishermen hard at work, the delicate, almost paper thin rising moon, and the rod poking at it came together to create a playful, whimsical atmosphere in which I would not have been surprised if they next caught the magical goldlfish to grant them three wishes in exchange for its freedom :). My best friend on site: Canon Rebel T3i with a Canon 55-250mm telephoto lens. Ioana Popescu
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Happiness and fun communicated very simple and effective in this photograph. We like it. It makes us smile!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you for this Mark Of Exellence!! The picture schows my mother and grandmother. My little girl makes funny things next to me. This is the reason why they are laughing. Captured with the amazing Olympus OMD-EM1 and 25mm Panasonic/Leica.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This photograph is as a child's dream. It looks like fun, and also very unusual. Very good composition and control of the flow in this photograph. It really works well!
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Travel once used to be a lofty thing. In today's world departing and returning is not always as exotic, and this photograph is telling a story that maybe has to do with that. Or maybe something entirely different. A good composition open for any story you can fill into it.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you for this mark of excellence! My name is Young Oh. I took this photo with Ricoh GR in Stuttgart.
  • https://50bell.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The ladder in front gives you the idea that this photograph is a private view into the home. The next layer is the laughing women and the crying baby. The colors and the details in this photo add more. There is as much as you want to read out of it.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you very much for the Mark of Excellence. The photo was taken in Mandalay, Myanmar at the riverside during the sunset. Leica M + Summilux-M 50 mm F/1.4
  • www.richard-schabetsberger.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • This is a really nice composition with effective colors and an interesting looking scenery with the shopping grandma as the center of attention.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Sometimes life is just more than you could imagine. This is one such scenery that deserves to be preserved with a photograph. Very controlled lines and composition helps tell the story.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thanks for the award. My name is Marco, I'm an Italian photographer based in Barcelona. This photo was taken on a summer morning along the Barcelona city coast, using a Fuji X-E1 camera. It is part of a long-term project of mine, Solaris, focused on the living conditions of the elderly in Barcelona.
  • marcopanzetti.com/
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Still life with people in it. Quite a lot of parallel realities combined in one colorful photo. It has a lot of humor to go with it, and you keep looking. Great photo!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thanks for being awarded :) I am a Hong Kong street photographer and this photo is taken in Hong Kong . I use my favorite film camera Nikon FM to take this photo . If have interest to look at my works ,you can visit : http://caronchechunhei.tumblr.com/
  • www.facebook.com/caronchephotography
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Nice composition and atmosphere. A good control of light and tones. Good work!
  • Photographers Comment
  • "It will rain for a million years" - Frankfurt, Germany 2014. Shot with Fuji X-Pro1 using a Fujinon 35mm 1.4 First of all thank you very much for this Mark of Excellence, it really means a lot and I really appreciate that! The photo was shot from a window that points to the Kaiserplatz in the Heart of Frankfurt. It was raining for some days and the structured pavement began to reflect the light. People were passing by with umbrellas on their way to work. This particular moment was not that easy to capture because of The amount of people crossing on their way. I wanted to have a business man isolated in a minimalistic composition which I finally got after approx. one hour of trying. I still think it was worth the time I spent up there. Cheers Martin Dietrich
  • www.martindietrichphotography.de
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The layers of storytelling in this one intrigues us. Who is looking at who, or have they even discovered each other. Good composition and many ways of understanding this image.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you for this Mark Of Exellence :), Heriadi Joewono, Hyderabad, India, Leica M9, Summicron M 35mm ASPH, LR 4
  • heriadijoewono.foliosites.co.uk
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The atmosphere in this is one you want to dive into and enjoy. This photograph allows you to live in that moment and that beautiful place. Well done!
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Working men in a scenery that makes you wonder about many things. The composition gives a unique overview that allow you to compare and try to understand different lives lived in one photograph.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Fatma Demir istanbul, Turkey canon 7 D, lens , 10-22 Turkey, ─░stanbul Çatalca charcoal is made
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This looks more dramatic and dangerous than skating usually is photographed. It makes you wonder what the story is, and why they are wearing that much security gear. Are they skating on the highway ..?
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thanks, I´m honored! My name is Svein Nordrum. The photo was taken at an high-speed downhill skating event in Norway. Shot with Canon 5D Mark II.
  • www.sveinnordrum.com